Best War Movies of 1928
The Last Command
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
Starring: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond, Nicholas Soussanin
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1928-01-22
A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.
Starring: Margaret Mann, James Hall, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., George Meeker
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1928-02-13
All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can't help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his "runway." She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return.
Starring: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh, Kathryn McGuire
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1928-10-18
Starring: Lya De Putti, Malcolm McGregor, Zasu Pitts, James A. Marcus, Eddie Gribbon
Directed by: Melville W. Brown
Release date: 1928-01-29
A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her.
Starring: Sybil Thorndike, Ada Bodart, Gordon Craig, Marie Ault, Mickey Brantford
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1928-01-01
Hessian officers' flirtations with an artist's daughter accidentally give signals to the attacking English.
Starring: Elissa Landi, Michael Hogan, Hubert Carter, Carl Harbord, Jerrold Robertshaw
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1928-06-26
Night Watch is a 1928 American drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Billie Dove, Paul Lukas, and Donald Reed. It was an adaptation of the dramatic 1921 play In the Night Watch, written by Michael Morton. The film is set almost entirely on a French warship at the beginning of the First World War.
Starring: Billie Dove, Paul Lukas, Donald Reed, Nicholas Soussanin, Nicholas Bela
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1928-09-09